Eye of the Sword by Karen Henley is the second book of is Book Two of the Angelaeon Circle Series. Even though I don’t usually read this type of book, Henley wrote a good fantasy book that even I enjoyed reading. I had not read the first book in the series, but I was still able to follow along and understand what was happening. One thing that was helpful was the beginning of the book which included a map, list of characters, and the “spheres.”
My favorite character was Trevin. The imperfect hero was a “Nephili” which means he was half human and half angel. Trevin is on a quest to serve his King and he must complete his mission. Trevin struggled with is identity, his past choices and mistakes. I thought this made Trevin seem more realistic and it made the reader also think about their past and think about being able to move on and be forgiven.
This fast paced, young adult fantasy started big and the action never stopped. Karen Henley uses suspense and a great cast of characters that make the book appealing. I found my self unable to stop reading; I finished the whole book in one setting. Her story left me wanting to read more. I would recommend Eye of the Sword even to those who don’t typically read fantasy novels.
I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.